What is a molar pregnancy?

Abnormal pregnancy. A molar pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy occurring when an fertilized egg receives too much chromosomal material from the sperm. They can cause heavy vaginal bleeding and require a D&C to remove the abnormal tissue. It is characterized as a complete or partial mole based on the number of chromosomes. Pregnancy hormones will be monitored post-operatively until they return to normal.

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What is hyditaform molar pregnancy?

Here's a link. This is a tumor that develops during pregnancy. Here is a link to more information. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/molarpregnancy.html. Read more...

My hCG is 107, 200 at 6 weeks. People r saying it might be molar pregnancy. What is a molar pregnancy?

Gestational neoplasm. A "mole" in the context of pregnancy refers to a neoplastic growth of portions of the gestation, essentially a cancer of the conceptus. Abnormally elevated hormone levels are one indication. Fortunately this is a very treatable condition and seldom results in any long term effect today when discovered early. But since several types of these neoplasms exist, pathology exam is important. Read more...

What causes molar pregnancies?

Abnormal pregnancy. Molar pregnancies are when the placenta overgrows and takes over. There may or may not be a fetus or embryo present. They are caused by abnormal genetics. Normally the sperm contributes half the genetic material. If the sperm contributes most or all of it, a molar pregnancy occurs. Read more...
Wrong speciality. Don't know. I am a dentist and the molars that i treat don't get pregnant. Your question went to the wrong place. Read more...

What about molar pregnancy?

Dangerous. Hydatidiform mole is a highly abnormal change in the embryo and requires skilled medical advice. Read more...

What is a partial molar pregnancy?

Could write a book. A molar pregnancy is a pre-cancerous condition caused by a genetic defect in the pregnancy tissue, usually caused by two sperm entering a defective empty egg. A partial mole has some fetal tissue present with a placenta made up of at least some 'molar' tissue. A complete mole is completely molar placental tissue. Partial moles are less dangerous and less likely to persist after treatment. Read more...

What are the symptoms of molar pregnancy?

Molar pregnancy. The classic symptom of molar pregnancy is excessive nausea and vomiting (hyperemesis). Other possible symptoms are vaginal bleeding and rarely symptoms of hyperthyroidism (rapid pulse, tremor, sweating, diarrhea ) diagnosis also suspected if uterus larger than gestational age and is confirmed by classical ultrasound findings. Read more...

What is the treatment for molar pregnancy?

D&C. Uterine evacuation is the mainstay of treatment, followed by observing HCG levels. In some cases chemotherapeutic agents such as Methotrexate may also be added. Read more...